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Our Rich Heritage and History Today Hawkins County has a population of over fifty thousand. Church Hill is the largest city, followed by Rogersville, Mount Carmel, Surgoinsville, and Bulls Gap.

The Hawkins County school system supports
twelve elementary schools, three middle schools,
three high schools, and an enrichment center.
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Enjoy an Outing in Our Parks Laurel Run Park, set stunningly along the placid Holston River, is operated by Hawkins County as a municipal park.

This beautiful park includes river-access, a mountain creek, playground equipment, tennis courts, softball and baseball fields, and more.

The park is open year round. Picnic shelters are available for reservation.   Learn More >>
A Good Mix of Industry and Agriculture Hawkins County is a great place for industry and farming. The education of our workforce is as fertile as our rolling farmlands.
Discover Hawkins Counties fine area public schools, colleges & universities, and major institutions.

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Do You Have An Emergency Plan? Your family's safety depends on preparing for the unexpected.

Check out our Emergency Management Agency Preparedness section to help develop your plan.

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Passport Information


Effective March 01, 2012, the Hawkins County Chancery Court will accept passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.  U.S. Citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at 100 E. Main Street, Suite 316, Rogersville, TN 37857. 

For application forms, documentation required, fees and other information visit the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs.

Passport Applications (DS-11) can be obtained from the Hawkins County Chancery Court Clerk’s office or at www.travel.state.gov.


  • Completed unsigned application.
  • Certified birth certificate with seal (must be raised or multi-colored) and cannot be hospital record or copy.
  • The birth certificate is mailed with the passport application.
  • Your birth certificate is returned to you in a seperate mailing from your passport.
  • One 2x2 passport photo taken in our office at a cost of $10.00
  • Driver’s license or government ID, preferably with photo.
  • $110 check to U. S. Department of State for adults and minors 16 years
    of age or over.
  • $80 check to U. S. Department of State for minors 15 years of age
    or under.
  • $25 cash or check to the Chancery Court Clerk for each application.

Everyone applying for a passport must appear in person, including infants
and minors. If a minor is under 16 years of age, both parents must be present,
or the parent who is not present must complete a consent form which we can
provide or you may download one here.

It usually takes 4 to 6 weeks to receive your passport. If you need your passport sooner, you can expedite
your application. Expedited applications usually take 2-3 weeks.

  • To expedite for individuals 16 years and older make your check payable to the U. S. Department of State in the amount of $184.85 ($110 for passport; $60 for expediting and $14.85 for return mail).
  • To expedite for individuals 15 years and younger make your check payable to the U. S. Department of State in the amount of $154.85 ($80 for passport; $60 for expediting and $14.85 for return mail)
  • Include $25.00 cash or check payable to Hawkins County Chancery Court for each application.
  • For overnight mailing include $19.99 payable to the USPS.

* For extensive online travel information visit www.travel.state.gov